Mama Diaries

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Staring at the Clouds

My ten-year-old son had parked himself in front of the TV and was playing Minecraft on Xbox.  I watched for a few minutes as he crafted his world.  Then I left the room to do other things.  When I came back, I found him lying down, with his head propped up by a sofa pillow, staring at the screen.  He was doing absolutely nothing.

"Dude," I said.  "What's up?"

"I'm just admiring the beautiful purple clouds," he said, not taking his eyes off the screen.

I glanced over at his Minecraft world.  And yes, there were purple Minecraft clouds floating in the sky in that Minecraft world.  "Seriously?" I asked.  "You're staring at Minecraft clouds?"

He nodded.  "Yes, Mama.  It's fun to stare at clouds no matter where they are!"  
 

48 comments:

  1. Getting a good laugh. I like the way you say "Dude."

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  2. What children say I find is always interesting as I think sometimes they seem to know more than we adults..
    Great post.

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  3. When I was a kid, we had to go outside to stare at clouds...

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  4. Staring at clouds are great. I agree with Alex, I had to go outside too.

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  5. Bubba may always have something to entertain him then!

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    1. Staring at clouds is very relaxing. I wish I had more time to do it!

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  7. I don't have Minecraft, but I like the idea of staring at clouds without going outside. Outside is full of bugs and lizards. I have to move faster than they do.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm not a fan of bugs, but I still like outside clouds better than inside ones.

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  8. So purple clouds are the in thing now?

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  9. Staring at clouds in the comfort of your own home!

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  10. Bwahahaha...I love that kid's view of the world.

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  11. I bet the brain was working over-time, contemplating the next idea, (sub-consciously, of course), whilst the eyes were staring at the clouds...

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  12. Too funny! I love to look at real clouds, but I guess virtual clouds could be nice too. Haven't tried it!
    ~Jess

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    1. I haven't,either. I still think real clouds are better.

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  13. I would love to know what things he saw in those clouds.

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  14. Minecraft clouds are a little to pixely for my taste, but to each his own.

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    1. Another funny thing from the mind of my son!

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  16. You have a neat son. I love his answers.

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  17. I spent a long time admiring my View-Master slides as a child, so I can understand. I was also a cloud gazer, outdoors and indoors from a window sill.

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    1. I think most of us were cloud gazers at some point in our lives.

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  18. As my mother-in-law always says, I don't ever have to go on vacation again. I can just see everything on Google. Even clouds.

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    1. I don't know if that's a good thing, though. I'd rather experience things in person.

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  19. LOL, nothing wrong with a little cloud appreciation now and then, even if it's not outside! ;)

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  20. I must be dinosaur age since I had to venture outside to see the clouds.

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  21. You will always have good ideas for books with a son like that! You could be the modern Erma Bombeck! Maybe you already are. I haven't read your books yet.

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  22. I haven't seen virtual clouds yet. These are the type of things I have to be prepared for, I guess :)

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